MyriadPictures has acquired all international rights excluding the US and Canada inall media to the drama-thriller Home Room, starring Erika Christensen, the hot young actress whose creditsinclude Swimfan, The BangerSisters and Traffic, Busy Philipps and Victor Garber.

Thepicture was bought from producer's representative Andrew Herwitz, president ofthe recently announced Film Sales Company. It was written and directed by PaulF Ryan, who makes his feature directorial debut following his award-winningshort, The List. The storycentres on the growing friendship between two girls in the wake of a schoolshooting. The film will be shown for the first time at next week's MIFED with aUS distribution deal set to be announced shortly.

HomeRoom is produced by Ben Ormand andco-produced by Russ Matthews and director Ryan as the first feature under theirjoint production company banner MOR Entertainment.

Ofthe other actors, Philipps has a recurring role in Dawson's Creek while Garber is a well known character actor andBroadway performer who can currently be seen as Jennifer Garner's fatheron TV's Alias and has film credits including Legally Blonde, Sleeplessin Seattle and The First WivesClub.

Current Myriad projectsinclude Christopher Hampton's Imagining Argentina and the teen horror picture Jeepers Creepers 2. Recent titles include National Lampoon's VanWilder and The Good Girl.